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Michele Jaquis: 2014-15 Faculty Development Grant Report


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In Fall 2014 I received a Faculty Development Grant, which funded the purchase of bookmaking supplies (primarily binders board, book cloth, a bone folder and PVA glue) in order to produce two small editions of clamshell boxes to archive a socially engaged project and ephemera from an artist residency.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity that this Faculty Grant has afforded me. Because of this project I have been able to develop appropriate ways to archive complex projects, translating them into new forms that are more collectable than their original form. Also I really enjoyed making these. As someone who was trained as a sculptor, but often works in digital video and social practices, I find it rewarding to get back to making physical objects every once in a while. The technical skills I learned brought me back to when I used to teach Form and Space (think 6” cube), but also helped me learn more about Book Arts, one of the new minors that I oversee at Otis.

--Michele Jaquis
Associate Professor, Creative Action / Integrated Learning 
Director, Interdisciplinary Studies & Artists, Community and Teaching

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6 clamshell boxes

Clamshell boxes

Language Lessons, opened

Language Lessons